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Isle of Wight General Election candidates to take part in Facebook Q&A

questions being asked

Voters are being invited to pose questions to the prospective parliamentary candidates on Facebook on Sunday and take part in a live Q&A on Tuesday evening.

Friday, 26th May, 2017 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Torrential downpours, thunder and flooding possible say Met Office (updated)


The Met Office say the bad weather could result in sudden flooding of roads, transport routes, homes and businesses possible.

Friday, 26th May, 2017 2:03pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Police appeal after rogue traders took £700 from 71 year old Islander


The woman gave two men who knocked on her door £700 deposit for work - they removed tiles and guttering but never returned. Their card said 'JD Home Improvements' on it. Do you know them?

Friday, 26th May, 2017 8:07am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Isle of Wight Freemasons donate £10,000 to Manchester bombing victims

fifty pound notes

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons agreed to donate £10,000 to the victims of the Manchester bombing.

Friday, 26th May, 2017 7:00am

By Chris Jarman with 3 readers' comments

AET launch consultation for planned amalgamation of Isle of Wight schools

Sandown bay academy google street view

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), the organisation responsible for both schools, says it believes the new combined school has the potential to be truly outstanding to the benefit of students, families and the local community.

Thursday, 25th May, 2017 12:58pm

By Mike Barnett

Armed police carry out random routine check at Isle of Wight ferry terminal

armed police at red funnel

Residents are advised to remain alert by not alarmed - ferry terminals are just one of the areas armed police will be patrolling after the national security threat level was increased to 'Critical'.

Thursday, 25th May, 2017 12:29pm

By Sally Perry

Week of action to reduce number of motorcycle collisions on our roads

Rob Heard

Over the next seven days (25 - 31 May) police officers will be supporting the national campaign to improve motorcycle safety and slash the number of riders who lose their lives or are seriously injured in collisions.

Thursday, 25th May, 2017 6:44am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 5 readers' comments

Police charge St Helens man following armed robbery

Handcuffed man

The 44 year old man was charged after staff at St Helens post office were threatened with a knife and around £750 stolen.

Wednesday, 24th May, 2017 4:09pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

‘Remain alert, but not alarmed’ message from police over critical threat level

armed police

Members of the public are urged to remain alert but not alarmed - the police service and partners say they're doing everything they can to help protect the security of citizens, public institutions, critical national infrastructure, and businesses and places.

Wednesday, 24th May, 2017 1:25pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Festival of the Sea returns to the Isle of Wight with packed programme

festival of the sea banner

The Festival of the Sea returns to the Isle of Wight this summer with a jam-packed itinerary of events for all the family.

Wednesday, 24th May, 2017 11:49am

By Sue Emmerson

Police reassurance over security plans for pre-planned Isle of Wight events

Police standing by vans:

In the wake of the horrific Manchester attack, police give a reassurance over security measures for upcoming events on the Isle of Wight and in Hampshire.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 3:49pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Technical problem with pumping station in East Cowes

albany road pumping station -

Southern Water say they're working hard to resolve an ongoing technical problem with pumps at their Albany Road pumping station in East Cowes.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 3:11pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments